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September 06, 2019

It is so much easier than checks or money transfers between institutions, which is why PayPal is a great option for you to use to pay your Nexcess invoice!

Paying Invoices Using PayPal as the Payment Method

How Do You Open a PayPal Account?

1. Navigate to and click the Sign Up button. 

2. The Personal Account radio button and click the Next button. 

3. When the Sign up for PayPal screen appears, enter your country, email address, and password as prompted. 

4. Enter your additional personal details when prompted. 

5. Enter your credit card information for your PayPal account (optional). 

6. Enter your bank account information for your PayPal account (optional). 

7. Confirm your email address with for your PayPal account. 

8. Begin to use your new personal PayPal account.

Does a Person Need a Bank Account to Open a PayPal Account?

No, a person does not need a bank account to open a PayPal account and receive payments via PayPal. And it is free to set up a PayPal account, which can be done quickly. 

One can connect his or her PayPal account to a bank account, a debit card account, or a credit card account for sending and receiving payments and transferring money for personal or business transactions.

PayPal & the Nexcess Client Portal

Join us as we take a look at PayPal and invoices! Learn how to pay an invoice with PayPal in just a few easy steps from your Nexcess Client Portal

Overview of PayPal & Invoices

If you’re here and reading about how to pay an invoice with PayPal, you probably already know what an invoice is. But just in case you’re just getting started: an invoice is a bill for services you’ve had performed for you. In this case, you have an invoice for the hosting for your website by Nexcess

PayPal is a financial tech company that allows you to pay businesses and individuals electronically with either a bank account, debit or credit card, or a balance you load into your PayPal account. PayPal acts as a middleman between you and the business or individual you are conducting business. You and the other party have a little extra layer of protection if something with your transaction goes wrong. It’s also much manageable than checks or money transfers between institutions, which is why PayPal is an excellent option for you to use to pay your invoice!

Pay an Invoice with PayPal

Before we get started, you’ll need a few things — first, a hosting account with Nexcess. If you don’t have an account, you can sign up here.

Other questions after you sign up? Check out our step-by-step Nexcess Portal Guide! As well, the Nexcess Knowledge Base is valuable resource as you manage your Nexcess account.    

If you do have an account, log into the Nexcess Portal. If you have an account, but can’t remember your credentials, click on Forgot Password or contact the Nexcess Support Team. Second, you need a PayPal account, and you can sign up for one for free.

Once you are logged in, click on Billing in the left-hand menu.

Billing Option

The Billing menu will now be the left-hand menu. If you need to go back for any reason, simply click on Back to Home at the top of the menu. To proceed with paying your invoice with PayPal, click on Payment Info to view existing payment methods and add new payment methods — like paying invoices with PayPal!

Payment Info

Now that you are on the Payment Info screen click on the plus sign (+) in the right-hand corner of the Payment Methods box, as shown below.

Payment Methods

If this is the first time you are adding a payment method and have not added any addresses yet, you will be prompted to add an address first, then select the plus sign (+) to add a new Payment Method again. Let’s assume you’ve already added a valid address.

A new dialog box will appear once you click on the plus sign (+) in the upper right corner.

Add Payment

Select the PayPal radio button from the payment options shown.

Setup PayPal Payment Method

Then select Pay with PayPal button.

Pay with PayPal

You will then be prompted to sign in with your PayPal account. You will need to follow PayPal’s prompts while within their system. 

Pay with PayPal Login Window

Sign in and finish adding PayPal as a payment option. Within the PayPal site, you can add a balance to your PayPal account, and other forms of payment. If you choose to use your PayPal balance (instead of a bank account or credit/debit card) to pay your invoice via PayPal, keep your balance above the amount due for your invoice. Without a balance, you won’t be able to pay your invoice with PayPal. Once you have completed this, you can go to your Invoices menu option to pay an invoice with PayPal.

Invoices Option

In this window, you can see any unpaid invoices you might have. With regard to other questions on how to view account invoices, check out our Invoice Guide.

On the screen shown below, you will click on either the Invoice Title [1] or the three-dot menu to the right of the Invoice [2]. For example, can you click on the Three-Dot Menu [2] as shown below.

Three Dot Menu

You can select View [3] to see the invoice you are paying with PayPal as shown below.

View Invoice

Once you view the invoice you want to pay with PayPal, select Pay Now in the upper right-hand corner of the invoice.

Pay Now

A new dialog will pop up. From the Dropdown Menu [1] select PayPal, then click Pay [2], and follow the prompts from PayPal.

Amount Due $15.00

Congratulations, you just paid your invoice with PayPal!

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